She looked to Li Xiao Ran and found that he seemed reluctant.

The love and affection returned to Li Xiao Ran’s face: “Silly child, I was a bit harsh with my words.
You cannot do something so foolish like this, if you had died, wouldn’t I, someone with white hair, have to send off a young one with black hair.” He said with pain and sorrow evident in his eyes.“Fuqin, do not say that.
It’s my fault, it’s all my fault… I do not have anything to ask other than to occasionally talk with Lao Furen about everyday things and have the chance to talk and play chess with Fuqin… That will be enough.” Li Chang Le seemed to be guilty and remorseful, and if anything, even more vulnerable and pitiful.“It is good that you know you were wrong.
We are all one family, living together in harmony is most important.
Remember not to do such naive things.
You must take care of yourself and get better.” Li Xiao Ran said, not mentioning anything about sending her back.Li Wei Yang chuckled under her breath… One must know that Da Furen had just passed away, and what little fatherly affection Li Xiao Ran had, had been brought out today.
Li Chang Le’s intellect seemed to have improved a bit after her time at the temple.Tuoba Rui stood nearby, glaring at her as if afraid she would harm Li Chang Le.The physician that had examined her began to prepare a prescription and said: “Da Xiaojie’s condition is no longer life-threatening.
She was only depressed and disoriented.
She must rest well and leave her mind at peace.”Lao Furen saw the situation and added: “Send the Yatous here.
Take good care of Chang Le.” She was used to such charades in noble households and could see through Li Chang Le’s act.
Although in Li Xiao Ran’s presence, coupled with Tuoba Rui’s adamant protection, she could not say anything more.The next two days, Li Chang Le’s behavior closely followed etiquette, she became kind and generous, a stark contrast to her past temperament.
Lao Furen remained indifferent, having neither good nor ill sentiments towards her.
Li Chang Le begrudged this but did not outwardly express her frustration.Looking out the window, Li Wei Yang saw Li Chang Le personally bringing tea to Lao Furen, seemingly anxious and afraid.
She turned back and smiled: “Did you see that?”Li Min De indifferently said: “She is attentive and probably up to no good.”Li Wei Yang nodded: “Fuqin’s attitude towards her has drastically changed.
This is not a good sign.”Li Min De’s gaze fell on Lao Furen’s apathetic face in the distance: “I am not worried about Da Bofu but Lao Furen.
If even Lao Furen felt Li Chang Le has genuinely changed for the better, then everything we have done will go to waste.”Li Wei Yang smiled wistfully: “Da Xiaojie has always had the advantage, being a child of the official wife.
She only needs to lower her head and admit to her mistakes, and everyone will forgive her.
If I made that many mistakes, I would have soon lost my life.”“So – we must strike first before she can think of something else.” Li Min De proposed.Li Wei Yang nodded: “The funeral ceremony tomorrow is an auspicious day…”Bai Zhi, who had been standing behind them, heard this and looked strangely at Li Wei Yang, unsure of what Xiaojie meant by this.
Li Min De only smiled in response, adding to Bai Zhi’s confusion.
These days she could not keep up these two Zhuzi’s thinking.
Xiaojie herself was one thing, but even San shaoye became difficult to understand.In the evening, Li Chang Le returned to her room.
Her face was remorseful and sad, but the moment she returned, her face turned into one of anger.“That old woman, no matter what I do, she is indifferent.
Her heart doesn’t soften at all!” She angrily grumbled.Terrified, Tan Xiang quickly said: “Don’t worry, Xiaojie, Lao Furen is just angry at the moment.
Her indifference will quickly change like Laoye.”Li Chang Le sneered: “How could it be that easy? Li Wei Yang, that wretched Yatou has put in so much time and thought to win that old woman’s favor, but either way, as long as I have Fuqin’s trust, I still have a chance.”Tan Xiang said: “What does Xiaojie intend to do next?”Li Chang Le said: “Come here.” Tan Xiang leaned over, Li Chang Le whispered a few words to her, and Tan Xiang’s face changed: “Xiaojie, this is not a good idea.
Xiaojie knows there is a Yatou skilled in martial arts by San Xiaojie’s side.
Nubi will be quickly discovered if Nubi spies on San Xiaojie.”Li Chang Le was almost blinded by fury.
She did not plan to let Tan Xiang go like this, but Muqin died and Dage was driven out of the residence.
If she rashly sent someone to spy, they may be discovered by Li Wei Yang.
Only Tan Xiang with her cautious personality could be her eyes and ears: “No need to fear.
That Yatou only knows some cat scratching martial arts.
I am telling you do watch Li Wei Yang’s movements from afar, like who she meets, what she is doing, not telling you to closely follow her.
You won’t be discovered.”“But—” Tan Xiang remembered Zhao Yue’s hostility and felt uneasy.“But nothing! Nothing is impossible, I don’t think Li Wei Yang is invulnerable.
I only need to find her weakness and use it to strike a direct blow to her!”“Xiaojie, San Xiaojie is too cunning.
I’m afraid it won’t be so easy.” Tan Xiang anxiously said, far from being reassured.Li Chang Le scoffed coldly: “Cunning? Haven’t I used her before? Did she expect me to attempt suicide while Wu Huangzi was here? I don’t have to go back to the temple now, and that must infuriate her to death! I want to use this victory to press on rather than to wait for her to recollect herself, then it would be difficult to act!”

Tan Xiang looked at Li Chang Le’s beautiful face: “Is Xiaojie really going to marry Wu Dianxia?”“Nonsense! You think I’d think so highly of him? If he was useless to me, then I would not even bother to look at him!” Li Chang Le’s voice was cold and cruel, completely different from her weak and pitiful facade yesterday.
She looked up at Tan Xiang: “From today onwards, closely follow Li Wei Yang’s every move and report back to me!”Frightened by the look in her eyes, Tan Xiang quickly said: “Yes.”The next day, the Emperor sent an Imperial edict over.
This was to appease Li Xiao Ran.
Soon enough, the niang niang in the palace sent their regards as Huangzi came to visit one after another.
This notion consolidated Li Xiao Ran’s position and authority.Tuoba Zhen left Wu Xian Fei’s palace and changed into normal clothes, red with gold embroidery and took some guards with him to the Li residence.
Li Xiao Ran went out to greet him and invited him into the main hall for tea.“Where is everyone?” Tuoba Zhen asked.“Wu Dianxia came three days ago.
Taizi Dianxia also sent over gifts.” Li Xiao Ran began.Tuoba Zhen smiled, although there was a bit of ridicule in his smile.
Tuoba Rui diligently ran over here, perhaps because of that Da Xiaojie.The two exchanged a few words before someone outside reported: “Laoye, Hui Guogong sent gifts for the ceremony.”Li Xiao Ran nodded, then stood up and said: “San Dianxia, it is very busy in the residence.
I must go and receive the newly arrived guests.
It is quiet here, San Dianxia, please stay and enjoy the tea.
I will return in a bit.”Tuoba Zhen saw how busy the entire residence was for himself and nodded.
He waited until Li Xiao Ran had gone outside before sitting back down to drink the tea.
A while later, he got up to look around the hall.
There was a pot of begonias on a low table near the window.
The jasper pot emphasized how precious the begonias were.
Tuoba Zhen approached them, lifting a begonia up to closer examine.This was a precious pot of begonias, gently swaying to the breeze.
The drooping petals were like a curtain of hair hiding the face of a lady, leaving a lasting impression.
Its purple sepals were like an outer robe.
The begonias were red and bent downwards like young women who have had their first taste of wine, jade-like skin flushed red, delicate and fragile.
The color was more alluring than the flush of peaches.
Traditional begonias had no fragrance.
Only carefully cultivated begonias had a faint fragrance.
It was rare to find such begonias, even in the palace.
Tuoba Zhen suddenly thought of something, and his face grew solemn.In the palace, every Huangzi was extraordinary in their own ways, but they fell short of Qi Huangzi and his keen intellect, who was cold yet handsome.
The Emperor also respected his Mufei.
Naturally, everyone sought to curry favor with him.
Tuoba Zhen paid no mind to it because he would eventually claim their attention and everything else soon enough, but Li Wei Yang, was she infatuated by Tuoba Yu’s appearance too?


Tuoba Zhen would not believe it.
On the surface, Li Wei Yang was respectful and compliant, but with the Imperial family, she was neither indifferent nor sincere and kept her distance.
Others may fall for her gentle and amiable appearance, not seeing her true character, but Tuoba Zhen sensed she was detached in her actions, pretending perhaps, so he was willing to say his first intuition had not been wrong.
So why did Li Wei Yang treat Tuoba Yu differently, the reason he thought of… It made him even more indignant.Perhaps it was human nature to take for granted the things that come easily, not cherishing them, and the things they cannot have will make them uncomfortable and even more determined to obtain them at any cost.
He could not stand the fact that in Li Wei Yang’s eyes, he could not compare to Tuoba Yu.
His fist clenched, causing the crumpled petals to fall to the ground.
Tuoba Zhen sneered, Li Wei Yang, just you wait, I would rather destroy what I cannot have than to let someone else have it!Just then, a soft touch brushed over his shoulders.
Tuoba Zhen froze then suddenly turned around and was met with a sight that caused him to stiffen.A xiao meiren stood before him, her garments slightly undone, exposing an alluring, pale neck.
Her eyes had the charm of autumn, and her lips were slightly curved up.
She seemed to be in a daze, perhaps a bit disoriented, as she took his hand into hers.
A bead of sweat slowly rolled down along pale jade skin, falling onto her layered garments.
Tuoba Zhen looked down at the unnamed place where it had fallen, his heart felt as if it was suspended in midair, helplessly pounding for the longest time.If it were any other day, Tuoba Zhen would not have fallen for it.
For some reason, the potted begonias began to let out an intense fragrance, making hallucinations appear before his eyes.
He saw the beauty in front of him turn into someone who even without saying much could still make him clench his teeth.
He resented that person, and she was unforgettable for that very reason.
He felt the young woman before him and the person in his heart become one, his heart raced, rising and falling like crashing waves in a storm.The covert guards waiting outside saw this and looked at one another but did not dare to act.
Although Zhuzi acted with an unwavering resolve, when faced with a beauty who could make empires and cities fall, who would not be tempted? Tuoba Zhen’s face had not changed.
Nothing seemed unusual, so they stood by, not daring to interrupt their Master.Tuoba Zhen pulled the young woman closer, a trembling finger touching the lips he had dreamt of for so long.
He subconsciously began to lose control.
His hand slid into the folds of her garments and encountered a comforting warmth, soft and smooth like jade.
Her face was a bit flushed, she bit her lip coquettishly, panting as if unable to hold back.Although Tuoba Zhen’s body was crying out in protest, he still had a shred of reason.
He knew he had fallen into a trap and fiercely shook his head to try and clear his mind.
Stunned, he hoarsely asked the young woman in his arms: “Who are you?”“Dianxia—” Her tone of voice was intimate like that of a lover, the sharp inhale and prolonged tremor in her voice added to its seductive charm.This voice made Tuoba Zhen’s heart stir.
He forcefully bit down on his tongue.
The throbbing pain allowed him to recollect his senses.“Dianxia… I feel very uncomfortable, help me…” The hot breath that escaped her lips ghosted across his face, she weakly called out to him, “Save… Save me…”The fragrance of begonias loomed overhead, its captivating allure invading Tuoba Zhen’s senses.
“Wei Yang—” He softly called out, he could not wait to ravage the young woman before him to vent his frustrations.
His grip tightened as if wanting to leave behind red marks on her body.
She groaned in protest, her eyes fluttering open as a hazy pink tinged her face.
Tuoba Zhen inhaled deeply and enveloped her in a tight embrace.
She obediently fell into his arms like a doll, soft as cotton with an overwhelming, enchanting fragrance.
The two bodies were pressed together, lips and tongues constantly entangled, reluctant to let go.

Tuoba Zhen caressed her face, his eyes slightly bloodshot: “I genuinely like you and respect you! I am willing to share everything I have with you, I will give you everything!” He was simultaneously undressing her as he mumbled this, biting her with a rabid fervor, desperate to leave behind marks.
His hands began to make its way all the way down.“I… I am… Chang Le… Chang Le…” The young woman’s voice suddenly grew louder.
Tuoba Zhen felt as if he had been struck by lightning, his entire body stiffened.
Then, he heard the door opening. Li Xiao Ran said: “San Dianxia, you must have waited for a while now.”A strange groan reached their ears.Li Xiao Ran stood, frozen in place as his mind drew a blank.
He could not believe what he had witnessed! On the chaise, a young woman had her arm wrapped around Tuoba Zhen’s neck.
The two were in a particularly intimate position, apparently about to do something immoral…“Insolent, unfilial child!” Li Xiao Ran’s anger exploded, nearly reaching the sky.
He recognized the beautiful face near Tuoba Zhen’s as the chang nu he always took pride in! Li Chang Le laid in Tuoba Zhen’s arms with her clothes disheveled!He rushed over and pried the two off one another, his face pale: “Look at yourself! See what good deed you have done!”Li Chang Le slowly turned to him with a blank stare as if she did not see him.
Not a hint of remorse, her clothes were half undone and prominent red marks covered her skin.
Beside her, Tuoba Zhen’s crown was tilted, his face full of lipstick stains.
His hands still remained on her body.
With the sight before him, there was no need to ask what the two had been up to.Li Xiao Ran realized something and turned around, about to order the servants to close the doors when he heard Li Wei Yang laugh and say: “Wu Dianxia, please go in.”Tuoba Rui had stepped foot into the room and immediately saw the situation inside.
As if struck by lightning, he froze, unable to react.Li Wei Yang came in and saw, she seemed stunned: “How can this be?!”“Close the doors!” Li Xiao Ran furiously shouted.
The servants hastily closed the doors to prevent anyone else from seeing inside.The entire room was engulfed in silence.Li Wei Yang inwardly sneered but continued to fearfully say: “Dajie! What are you doing! You were already promised to marry Wu Dianxia, how could you and San Dianxia do something so immoral and senseless! If outsiders hear of this, what will we do then?!”As if waking up from her murky trance, Li Chang Le looked down and saw her exposed body.
She sat up straight and quickly covered herself, crying out: “Fuqin! Fuqin! I don’t know what happened—” Something occurred to her, and she abruptly turned to Li Wei Yang, “It was you! It was you, you little! You set me up!”Li Wei Yang calmly looked at her: “Set up how? Dajie, I just came in.
I don’t understand what you’re saying.”Li Xiao Ran’s face was pale and livid.
If he could, he would have beaten that insolent, unfilial child to death on the spot: “Chang Le, you dare to blame your meimei for your own deeds, shut your mouth already!”Li Chang Le panicked and lamented: “Fuqin! Li Wei Yang set me up, she deliberately led me here and drugged me! That’s right, she must have drugged me!”Li Xiao Ran glanced back at Li Wei Yang.
Li Wei Yang’s expressions seemed to be of utmost disbelief and innocence: “Fuqin, I truly do not know what Dajie is saying.
I have been busy with the guests all morning.
I ran into Wu Huangzi earlier, Dianxia was worried Dajie had yet to recover and came to visit.
Then, I heard the servants say San Dianxia also came, so I brought Wu Dianxia to the guest room to greet—”Of course, Li Xiao Ran did not think Li Wei Yang was capable of doing such a thing.
This kind of thing could not be deliberately arranged!Li Chang Le was hysterical, protesting: “You clearly had me taken here!”Li Wei Yang sighed: “Dajie, I thought you had repented.
I did not think you would say something like this.
If I really did set up a trap, then how could I make you go to San Huangzi? Could it be that I tied you up and brought you here? There are many Yatous and mamas outside, why not ask them and see if I brought Dajie here or you came yourself?!”Li Chang Le’s hair was disheveled, face flushed.
Her voice quivered as she resentfully spat out: “You little! You intentionally—” She sent Tan Xiang to watch over Li Wei Yang.
Tan Xiang returned and reported that Li Wei Yang had secretly gone to the guest room in the West Wing, as if about to meet someone, so she did not hesitate to run over there, hoping to grasp Li Wei Yang’s weakness.
She had just arrived at the door when she noticed a strange smell and lost control of herself…Tuoba Zhen quickly recovered from the confusion.
When he saw Li Wei Yang, an ominous light crossed his eyes.
Then he bowed his head and readjusted his clothes, taking down his crown and tied his hair up again.
He had recomposed his appearance and thoughts, brushing off his clothes before speaking up: “During Li Furen’s funeral, if I had illicit relations with Da Xiaojie, I would not choose this as the time and place.
This must be someone’s trap.
Prime Minister Li, please send someone to thoroughly investigate this room.”Li Xiao Ran glanced at Tuoba Rui and his unpleasant expressions and realized something: “In that case, it is necessary to investigate and clear things up!” He looked to Li Chang Le: “Quickly recompose yourself!”Li Chang Le salvaged a glimmer of hope from these words.
Indeed, as long aphrodisiacs were found in the room, she could prove that she had been set up by someone! After hearing Li Xiao Ran say this, she lowered her head and quickly readjusted her clothes.
Then, she looked up, her beautiful face was like a flower in the rain as she cried: “Fuqin, Wu Dianxia, you must believe me.”

Tuoba Rui’s lips quivered.
Having witnessed this, his blood was not only boiling but about to flow the other direction.
He did not know what to say, so he only averted his eyes and bitterly eyed Tuoba Zhen.
He had not thought that San ge, someone who was not of many words, ran here to do such immoral things with Da Xiaojie of the Li family.
Their actions greatly humiliated him! Heavens, how could he encounter such misfortune!Soon, Li Xiao Ran ordered the entire room to be searched.
It was a pity that half a shichen later, nothing had yet to be found.Tuoba Zhen blankly stared at Li Wei Yang, then abruptly pointed to the potted begonias over there: “Search those potted flowers!”Li Xiao Ran frowned.
Li Wei Yang had given him those begonias and even placed them there.
Had Li Wei Yang done something to it? His gaze fell on the potted begonias in full bloom.
Li Wei Yang’s eyes were downcast, not saying anything.
Tuoba Zhen took her silence as a sign of a guilty conscience.However, the potted begonias were thoroughly searched a couple times.
The conclusion that followed was nothing had been found.“Laoye, there is nothing unusual with these potted begonias.”“Impossible!” Tuoba Zhen quickly strode over and seized a begonia.
He placed it directly under his nose, but he did not smell anything at all, “This isn’t right! I clearly smelled the fragrance of these begonias!” He had thought that these were rare begonias that had been carefully cultivated to have a gentle fragrance.Li Wei Yang lightly said: “San Dianxia, these begonias are not the kind to give off fragrance unfortunately.
If someone had done something to them, the scent would still linger, right? But there is nothing wrong with these begonias, is there a need to check again?”Tuoba Zhen’s murderous stare towards Li Wei Yang was complex, harboring disgust and hatred but also a vague trace of love and despair, truly terrifying.Li Wei Yang’s eyes were brimming with mirthlessness.
Tuoba Zhen was someone who practiced martial arts and was always cautious.
Typical incenses could not make him lose control, not to mention there were many hidden guards by his side.
The plan had almost no chance of succeeding, but Li Wei Yang had lived alongside him for eight years and was all too familiar with his personality.
Of course, she would not try anything she was not certain of.There many aphrodisiac fragrances out there, such as lilies, ylang-ylang, patchouli, rosemary, and so on.
With the appropriate amounts, it could induce hallucinations and evoke emotional reactions.
Since Tuoba Zhen grew up in the palace, he was naturally cautious towards these things.
He usually burnt sandalwood incense, musk incense, and the like, sometimes together with other incense, so even if those incenses had been used, he would quickly discover them.
Moreover, they would leave behind a trace. Li Wei Yang chose to sprinkle Doukou (cardamom) water on the begonias, making Li Chang Le lose her senses.
Doukou also served as as an aphrodisiac, except there was not enough of it to have an effect on the strong-willed Tuoba Zhen.
Li Wei Yang recalled that Tuoba Zhen’s favorite food was ba bao su, which was made of lingzhi mushrooms, hericium, tremella fungi, ginkgo, wood ear fungi, song mushrooms, shiitake, and poria, all of which had medicinal properties.[1] They were good for the joints, restoring energy, enhancing performance, and good for one’s health in general, but ginkgo and Doukou together will amplify the aphrodisiac effect of Doukou, even creating a powerful psychedelic.
Most importantly, Doukou’s fragrance is intense and invaded the senses, but in a bit, its fragrance will dissipate, leaving no traces behind.
Li Wei Yang calculated the time needed and had Zhao Nan sprinkle it onto the begonias then, by now, how could anything be found.Li Wei Yang originally wanted to Li Chang Le had been seen in such an exposed state.
Only one out of the two of them needed to take the bait, and the rest of the story could be added on in the process.
Who would have thought even Tuoba Zhen would lose control, producing a result that surpassed her own expectations.“San Dianxia, do not look at me like that.
You’re scaring me.” Li Wei Yang’s expressions were innocent.
She blinked then averted her eyes, but at the moment, those eyes only harbored a chilling hostility.
Tuoba Zhen stared at her, if there were not so many people here, he would have torn out her heart to see if it was full of black, poisonous blood!Li Chang Le cried: “Fuqin, you have to believe me, Li Wei Yang must have had something to do with this!”Li Wei Yang sighed: “Dajie, I know you and San Dianxia could not control your affections, but you should never do such a thing during Muqin’s funeral, especially because of Wu Dianxia’s sincerity towards you.
This is no different than trampling on his heart and humiliating him, our Li family is a refined family, Fuqin is a righteous official and renown throughout.
If others find out that he has a such a shameless nu er, how can Fuqin remain a righteous official? How could he face Bixia? And San Dianxia, you intend to marry him through these means!”Such a scandal broke out during the funeral ceremony.
Once this was publicized, not only would Li Chang Le have to die, but even Tuoba Zhen would encounter misfortune.
It will be difficult for him to keep his position of Huangzi, much less hope to claim the Imperial throne.
Li Wei Yang knew this and set a trap like this for that very reason.Li Chang Le resented not being able to tear apart Li Wei Yang’s face, but she was aware that if she panicked, it would be easier for her opponent to grasp her weaknesses, so she forced herself to calm down: “Li Wei Yang, do not say such nonsense, I did not do any of these things at all, you have wronged me in every way! You are jealous of me for being more beautiful than you and being favored by Fuqin, so you are always opposing me! You clearly led me here today and schemed to make me lose my senses.
You think it will make Fuqin like you more, and I will lose everything, is that right? I’m letting you know, I will never let you succeed! Fuqin! Fuqin, you must believe me, I would never do something like this! Wu Dianxia, help me, Dianxia, help me, I was set up!”Li Chang Le lamented and wept, acting weak and pitiful in front of Tuoba Rui.Tuoba Rui was about to help her up when Li Wei Yang calmly said: “Dajie, why do you always say someone has wronged you, these affairs cannot be forced.
If you like San Dianxia, you should have said so, no need to involve the innocent Wu Dianxia!”Tuoba Rui stopped dead.
He saw red, rage flashing across his eyes.
He suddenly realized he was being used, but the person using him was none other than the extraordinarily beautiful, weak and pitiful girl in front of him.
He had genuinely sympathized with her, but now, he only felt cheated.
Compared to the anger clouding his mind earlier, this feeling was even more unbearable and drew out his cruel nature! He retracted his outstretched hands and turned away, resentfully vowing that the humiliation he faced today will be repaid at a later time a thousand times over! After that, he did not look back at Li Chang Le and left.Li Chang Le saw the turn of events and realized her beauty scheme was no longer effective.
She felt cold all over and rushed to seize Li Xiao Ran’s sleeves: “Fuqin! I am innocent, you must help me!”Li Xiao Ran looked at her, yet never before was his stare as cold and detached as if he were looking at a dead person.Li Chang Le shuddered all over, unable to stop trembling.
Li Xiao Ran had never looked at her like that before…Tuoba Zhen apathetically looked on.
What happened today was a great blow to him; during the funeral of Prime Minister Li’s Furen, a Huangzi recklessly and dishonorably acted with a daughter of their family.
The Emperor would be disgusted by him, making all of his efforts over the years go to waste.
Li Wei Yang, ah, Li Wei Yang, you are rather malicious!Li Wei Yang sensed what he was thinking and turned around, her face innocent yet her eyes were frozen in a cold stare, not a trace of warmth in them.There was not the slightest sign of fear or guilt in Tuoba Zhen’s eyes.
The flames of anger flared, if Li Xiao Ran was not here, he would seize this girl and demand she explain herself! However, he knew he could not do that now.
He would encounter great troubles if this matter was not properly dealt with, so he just said: “Prime Minister Li, it is still Li Furen’s funeral ceremony.
Many things cannot be discussed yet.
Once the funeral is over, I will provide a sufficient explanation.”

Li Xiao Ran gave Tuoba Zhen a harsh look.
Although he was a Huangzi, he could not do such a dishonorable thing during a funeral.
If so, his days were numbered.
He wanted to report this to the Emperor—no, he could not do that, Li Chang Le was still a nu er of the Li family.
Her reputation may be lost, but this could not implicate the entire Li family! The thought of it made Li Xiao Ran glare at Tuoba Zhen: “Alright, I will wait for your explanation!”Tuoba Zhen nodded and immediately left.
Li Chang Le saw he was about to leave and grew fearful.
She wanted to catch onto his sleeves, but Tuoba Zhen’s strides were too fast, not giving a chance to do so.
Now, he had to quickly silence Wu Huangzi at any cost! This could not spread to the outside!Li Wei Yang looked at his retreating figure and sneered.
She had sent the two siblings Zhao Nan and Zhao Yue to stop Tuoba Zhen’s hidden guards in order to successfully lead Li Xiao Ran and Wu Huangzi here, yet the first thing Tuoba Zhen would do once he left was to dispose of all those guards! Of course, she did not hope to defeat Tuoba Zhen with this matter alone.
In any case, he still had quite a few of Wu Huangzi’s weaknesses in his grasp and certainly had a way to keep Tuoba Rui silent, but Tuoba Rui will resent him.
The efforts originally concentrated on Taizi and Qi Huangzi will shift to dealing with him.
In the days to come, Tuoba Zhen would not get what he wanted.Li Chang Le had never felt more afraid and desperate.
She was not naive and knew precisely what was waiting ahead of her! She begged Li Xiao Ran without pausing for a breath: “Fuqin, I was framed, you must believe me!”Li Wei Yang only said: “Dajie, things have been reduced to this state.
You do not need to say such unnecessary things.
Muqin’s funeral ceremony has not ended.
There are other guests waiting outside, so if you continue to cry like this, there is no guarantee that this matter will not spread to the outside.”Li Chang Le’s fury finally boiled over.
She leapt to her feet: “I will not let you get away with this, I have to speak with Waigong…”“Dajie, you are surnamed Li, yet why do you always bring up the Jiang family!” Li Wei Yang’s face remained unchanged, “You should know that affairs of the Li family are for Fuqin and Lao Furen to decide, others do not have a right to intervene!”Li Chang Le’s mind went blank, and she lunged, intending to slap Li Wei Yang.
However, Li Xiao Ran’s hand was faster and sent her crumpling to the floor.
The slap left her face turned to one side.
Her eyes were wide open in disbelief towards Li Xiao Ran.Li Xiao Ran angrily said: “You are to stay here.
Without my orders, no one is to let her out!” He quickly strode away and left, not turning back to look at Li Chang Le.Li Chang Le despairingly burst into tears.Li Wei Yang looked at her and faintly smiled: “Dajie, you should cry a bit louder, it would suit your image of filial piety as a nu er.
Aiya, how could I forget, you are no longer a filial nu er.
You were desperate to be married and acted senselessly, crazy to be exact.
As for what awaits in three years, it seems you have already decided that for yourself, but you will lose some status.” Her voice was malicious and provocative.
Li Chang Le heard the satisfaction and relish in her voice, gloating over the other person’s misfortune.
Li Chang Le leapt to her feet: “Li Wei Yang, you deplorable little, why are you always acting against me?”Li Wei Yang smiled warmly and sweetly began: “Dajie, perhaps you do not recall what happened in the past.”Li Chang Le sharply retorted: “It has nothing to do with me! That was your own misfortune, as for why you were born in February, how could you blame us!”Li Wei Yang smiled: “Dajie, one does not want others to know the things they have done.
You know best what deeds you and your mother have done.”Li Chang Le could not bear it anymore and rushed towards her, no matter what she must teach Li Wei Yang a lesson today! She had yet to touch Li Wei Yang’s clothes when Zhao Yue appeared behind Li Wei Yang, seemingly out of nowhere, and sent her flying with a kick.
Li Chang Le had not expected Zhao Yue to suddenly appear, nor had she thought the latter would cruelly kick her.
She was a delicate, aristocratic lady, and such a fierce kick made her clutch her abdomen and cough up blood before her vision tunneled, and she fainted on the spot.Li Wei Yang blankly looked down at her: “Dajie, you should just enjoy the good times while they last.” Having finished, she walked out of the hall with Zhao Yue.Not far from the hall, Tuoba Zhen had not left and was standing under the peach tree with his arms crossed.
It was almost spring, so the days were warm and the peach blossoms were in full bloom.
A breeze blew past, and a flurry of red followed, scattering to the ground and in his hair and shoulders like droplets of blood.
The bitter resentment was reflected in his eyes, much like his desire to tear Li Wei Yang to shreds.
Li Wei Yang saw him and only smiled, greeting him from afar before turning and leaving.Li Wei Yang left the courtyard.
Behind her, she heard Zhao Yue let out a small groan.
She turned around and found her sleeve had been sliced open by a sword and bloodied.
Li Wei Yang softly said: “It must have been hard on you.” Tuoba Zhen’s seventeen hidden guards did not sit idle.
She knew the siblings had exhausted their strength holding them off for just half a shichen, but it was enough for Li Xiao Ran to witness everything.“Xiaojie had given the order, so Nubi must overcome any difficulties and do so.” Zhao Yue quietly said.Li Wei Yang smiled: “You have completed your task, quickly go and apply medicine for your injuries and your brother as well.”Zhao Yue could not help but ask: “Xiaojie, as for our next move, do we find a way to spread the news?”Li Wei Yang slowly shook her head: “Whether it is San Huangzi or Fuqin, neither will allow this to spread to the outside, but the truth is still the truth.
No matter how Fuqin tries to hide it, he cannot deny Li Chang Le’s dishonorable actions during this mourning period.”Puzzled, Zhao Yue continued to ask: “Then, why didn’t Xiaojie just let more people witness this—”Li Wei Yang shook her head: “That hall is reserved for special guests.
How could anyone go in as they please? Of course, Fuqin can go in and out, and I brought Tuoba Rui in.
Others do not have an excuse to go in.
If I put on an elaborate display, it would seem rather suspicious, the risks outweighing what there is to gain.” She turned to face He Xiang Courtyard, “Now, I should go and see Lao Furen.”Startled, Zhao Yue followed Li Wei Yang’s gaze.
Having illicit relations during her mother’s funeral ceremony, if this was brought to Lao Furen’s attention, Li Chang Le only had death waiting ahead of her!————————————————-
Translator: ChauEditor: Pending

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